According to a report by Calcio Atalanta, West Ham United and Manchester United have made telephone calls in the race to sign Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu – with the player having one destination in mind.
The Lowdown: West Ham join Tomiyasu race…
Despite Tottenham holding a strong interest in Tomiyasu over the last few days, with the Athletic reporter David Ornstein revealing their bid to sign him, West Ham are also apparently in the race.
The Bologna starlet has been one of their more crucial players in Serie A, making 31 starts over 2020/2021, and this has prompted interest from the Premier League.
As well as West Ham and Spurs, Man United are said to be keeping tabs on his situation, with Calcio Atalanta now bringing the latest.
The Latest: Report makes phone call claim…
The Italian website believes that both the Hammers and United have made phone calls asking for information on the 22-year-old ace.
However, with Tottenham’s interest very strong, West Ham’s capital rivals appear to be the favourites for his signature and Tomiyasu favours a move there despite the lack of Champions League football.
Spurs find themselves competing in the new UEFA Europa Conference League next season while West Ham managed to secure a place in the Europa League group stages.
Regardless, it appears Tomiyasu would be ‘particularly enthusiastic‘ about Tottenham.
The Verdict: Move on…
While West Ham are on the hunt for a new central defender and probably need at leas one signing in that area with a gruelling European campaign to come, we believe the Irons should now move on from Tomiyasu with Spurs seeming inevitable.
The 23-cap international, lauded as a ‘giant‘ through the Italian media, would have been a fine addition undoubtedly but there are also great alternatives from Serie A – like 6 foot 4 powerhouse Nikola Milenkovic, who has also been linked with a switch to the capital.
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